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Senator Ekwunife canvasses support for Gov. Soludo for improved security



In a bid to find a permanent solution to the lingering security challenges facing the state, the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Iyom Uche Ekwunife, has called on stakeholders to rally round the governor of Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo in his efforts towards tackling insecurity in the state.

Senator Ekwunife, who made the call during a one-day peace building and security dialogue session on Saturday in Awka, congratulated the governor for the initiative, emphasizing that security was everyone’s responsibility.

She charged the residents of the state to be vigilant, adopt the “see something say something” approach and report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods to the appropriate quarters.

Speaking further, the federal lawmaker urged the government to invest in intelligence gathering through the use of technology, upgrade the equipment of the security operatives and improve their welfare.

According to the Senator, a seamless and secured information platform for the people to feel protected to share timely security information should be enabled by the state.

While highlighting poor parenting as one of the major sources of insecurity, Senator Ekwunife, called on parents to rise to the occasion in ensuring that their children and wards were trained under the best moral upbringing.

She advised the State House of Assembly to enact a law for the State Orientation Agency to educate the public on the right behavioural attitude to help curb the menace of insecurity.

In his speech, Governor Soludo commended the stakeholders and everyone for their presence, noting that sustained collaboration, the state would be peaceful and prosperous.

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The Governor regretted that the state was losing huge resources every monday due to the sit-at-home and commended the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) for denouncing the non-state actors enforcing the destructive order.

Other stakeholders including Senator Ben Obi, Mr. Chris Azubogu and Speaker of ASHA, Mr. Uchenna Okafor who spoke pledged to collaborate and support the state government to ensure peace and lasting security in the state.

Earlier, the Senator attended the South East Open Square Town Hall Meeting between Legislators and their Constituents held at the Base Events centre, Enugu. She joined other federal lawmakers in the event organized by DARIA MEDIA to share her legislative knowledge on the understanding and roles of legislators.

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